Harris Interactive Europe Privacy Policy

Last updated: 24th May 2018

 

Who are we?

We are Harris Interactive Europe, part of the ITWP Acquisitions Limited worldwide group (“We” “Our” “Us” or “Harris”).

Harris Interactive Europe (comprising Harris Interactive SAS in France, Harris Interactive AG in Germany, and Harris Interactive UK Ltd) is a full service, consultative custom market research agency. Working internationally, our activities span both business-to-business and consumer markets: specialising in; automotive; consumer packaged goods; energy; entertainment; financial services; healthcare; media; technology; telecoms; and travel.

We blend focused sector expertise with award winning research designs and innovative tools and approaches to deliver tailored solutions built on industry best practice. Our engagements range from tactical one-off projects to ongoing strategic tracking studies.

Harris Interactive Europe has in-house expertise covering all areas of research design, implementation, analysis, and reporting, with particular strengths in loyalty, brand and new product development.

The content of this document is presented in the following order:

• Who are we?
• What is the purpose of this privacy policy and what is our privacy commitment to you?
• What personal data do we collect about you?
• How do we collect your personal data?
• How do we use your personal data?
• What cookies do we use on our sites?
• International Transfers.
• What security measures do we undertake to protect your personal data?
• What are our data retention and destruction policies?
• Your legal rights if you are in the EEA
• What are the legal bases we rely on when processing your personal data?
• Who is the data controller?
• Changes to the privacy policy.
• Privacy contact details

What is the purpose of this privacy policy and what is our Privacy Commitment to you?

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy aims to give you information on how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our sites http://www.harris-interactive.comhttp://www.harris-interactive.co.ukhttp://www.harris-interactive.fr,  http://www.harris-interactive.de, (“sites”) including any data you may provide through this sites when you sign up to our newsletters, purchase a product or service or take part in a competition (our “sites”). It also explains your privacy rights and how laws that are applicable to you may protect you.

These sites are not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and/or policies and is not intended to override them.

What personal data do we collect about you?

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific websites feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you.

If you fail to provide personal data: Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

Personal data, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

(A) Identity data – name (includes first, last, maiden and married names), date of birth, marital status, gender, panellist id and username.
(B) Contact data – postal address, email address and telephone number.
(C) Special categories of personal data – ethnic/racial origin, health, genetics, political opinion, religion, sexual orientation and sex life and biometrics (used for ID purposes).
(D) Profile data – includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
(E) Financial data includes bank account and payment card details.
(F) Transaction data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
(G) Technical data includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this websites.
(H) Usage data includes information about how you use our sites, products and services.
(I) Marketing and Communications data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences

Information we receive from other sources. This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers and search information providers).

How do we collect your personal data?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

How do we use your personal data?

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

Purposes for which we will use your personal data: We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us by emailing Research@harrisinteractive.de if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

 

Promotional offers from us: We may use your Identity data, Contact data, Technical data, Usage data and Profile data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased services from us or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

Third-party marketing: We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside the ITWP group of companies for marketing purposes.

Opting out: You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by emailing us at Research@harrisinteractive.de at any time. Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, product/service experience or other transactions.

Change of purpose: We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us by emailing Research@harrisinteractive.de

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

Disclosures of your personal data: We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the processing activities table above.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

What Cookies do we use on our sites?

We use site cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This helps us to understand the profile of our visitors, estimate visits to our sites and click throughs for specific campaigns. Cookies also help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites and they also help to improve our sites. These cookies expire when your browsing session ends.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

For more information about the cookies we use, please see http://harris-interactive.de/cookie-richtlinie/

International transfers

From time to time your personal data is transferred from a Toluna company that is located in the Europe to a country that has not been recognised as providing equivalent protection. Toluna has put in place transfer agreements using the standard model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries as decreed by the European Commission.

Toluna USA Inc., – EU-U.S. and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Our global back up and hosting service centre is located in the USA. Toluna USA Inc., (“Toluna USA”) is a member of the ITWP group of companies and all data we use are transferred to Toluna USA for those purposes. Toluna USA recognises that the EEA (including Switzerland) have established strict protections regarding the handling of personal data from the EEA, including requirements to provide adequate protection for such personal data transferred outside of the EEA. Toluna ensures that it provides adequate protection for certain EEA personal data about individuals (including about you and our corporate clients, suppliers, business partners, job applicants and employees. Toluna USA has therefore elected to self-certify to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework administered by the US Department of Commerce (“Privacy Shield”). Toluna USA is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf for the purposes of providing back up services to ensure the security of your personal data. Toluna USA adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability. If there is any conflict between the terms of this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.
For purposes of enforcing compliance with the Privacy Shield, Toluna is subject to the investigatory and enforcement authority of the US Federal Trade Commission. For more information about the Privacy Shield, see the US Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website located at https://www.privacyshield.gov. To review Toluna’s representation on the Privacy Shield list, see the US Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield self-certification list located at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

What security measures do we undertake to protect your personal data?

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

What are our data retention and destruction policies?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

If you are a citizen or resident of the EEA, or we are processing your personal data in the EEA, in some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see the section entitled Your legal rights if you are in the EEA below for further information.

Your legal rights if you are in the EEA

If you are a EEA citizen or resident, you have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us by emailing to the appropriate email address in the Privacy Contact below.

No fee usually required

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

What are the legal bases we rely on when using your personal data?

The law on data protection in the EEA sets out a number of different reasons for which a company that is processing personal data may collect and process such personal data, including:

Consent – Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by emailing to the appropriate email address in the Privacy Contact below

Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by emailing to the appropriate email address in the Privacy Contact below.

Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.

Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page, do please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Privacy contact

The Data Protection Officer
Harris Interactive Europe
Ealing Cross
85 Uxbridge Road
Ealing
W5 5TH
United Kingdom
Email : Research@harrisinteractive.de

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